FAST AND FU­RI­OUS

Abu Dhabi po­lice and one of the most sought-af­ter and ex­pen­sive sports cars ever made – the Lykan Hyper­s­port

Emirates Man - - STYLE | CARS -

When Vin Diesel’s il­le­gal street racer Do­minic Toretto drove a Lykan Hyper­s­port through the glass win­dows of Jumeirah At Eti­had Tow­ers dur­ing Fu­ri­ous 7, it didn’t just grab the at­ten­tion of your ev­ery day cin­ema-goer – some of Abu Dhabi’s high-rank­ing po­lice must have been sit­ting in the au­di­ence as well. Be­cause just a few months af­ter the lm’s release, the emi­rate’s of cers bor­rowed one of those cars for a road safety cam­paign.

The Lykan Hyper­s­port supercar is made right here in the UAE by Le­banese com­pany W Mo­tors. They’ve been in the sports car in­dus­try since 2012. But you won’t be able to pick up one of th­ese in the cap­i­tal’s Mo­torworld or Dubai’s Mo­tor City – only seven Lykans have rolled off the pro­duc­tion line so far.

It’s a car that would grab head­lines even if it wasn’t painted to look like a law en­force­ment ve­hi­cle, which is why Abu Dhabi’s po­lice de­cided to use it to pro­mote traf c safety cul­ture and ed­u­cate the pub­lic about the con­se­quences of break­ing the law on the UAE’s roads.

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